Energy Technology - Power/Building Engineer Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


Provides the necessary background principles, concepts, and laboratory experience to enter the field of power engineering or assume a position in the building or small plant operation and maintenance areas. For students interested in becoming an operating engineer, boiler operator, building engineer, refrigeration and air conditioning engineer in generating plants, pumping stations, steam plants, heating plants, water treatment facilities, industrial refrigeration plants and commercial and industrial buildings.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Solve basic math and science problems found within power building engineering.
  2. Demonstrate technical communication ability including reading and interpreting reports, diagrams, and manufacturer specifications and writing work orders, logs, etc.
  3. Apply safe workplace procedures including use of safety equipment in laboratory and field conditions.
  4. Maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.
  5. Maintain mechanical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.
  6. Maintain and sustain building envelopes and structural elements of buildings utilizing the concepts of operational maintenance, upgrading, green building feature implementation, energy efficiency, energy management, and commissioning/retro-commissioning.
  7. Maintain HVAC equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
  8. Maintain automated building control systems.
  9. Create work plans to complete building exterior and landscape maintenance.
  10. Create work plans to complete building interior and custodial maintenance.
  11. Maintain boilers, auxiliary equipment, and other steam generation equipment.
  12. Maintain combustion equipment including equipment associated with ash handling, fans and draft control, and pollution control.
  13. Maintain water handling and water treatment equipment.
Career Opportunities

Students may earn the Energy Technology — Boiler License Review Basic Certificate and the Energy Technology — Power/Building Engineer Advanced Certificate through the course of this degree, which may present career opportunities for students while completing the associate degree.

General Education

Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours
ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing 3.00
ENG-135: Business and Technical Writing and Research 3.00
CIS-100: Introduction to Information Technology 3.00
Credit Hours: 34
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.